“Customers are looking for timeless pieces right now. They are more willing to invest in styles they can carry for years to come.” — Lauren Merkin, sales rep for Jessie Burns.
“Raw materials costs have affected the entire market. No one is excluded. The key is smaller sizing on bags, to bring down the retail price.” — Barry S. Kramer, president of Koret, New York handbag company.
“I’m trying to encourage everyone to think about how they can incorporate giving into their business model. It feels good, but it’s also good for business, for building morale, which is equally important.” — Blake Mycoskie founder of Toms Shoes, based in the idea that for each pair of shoes sold, one pair is given away free to a child in need.
“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” — Anais Nin
“There is a whole new world out there that we haven’t even seen. We’re building our business for time to come.” — Ralph Lauren, discussing new licenses in Asia.
KEEPING AN EYE ON TOMORROW IS A TIME-TESTED SUCCESS FORMULA. SO ARE CAREFULLY CHOSEN PRODUCTS THAT CAN CARRY YOU INTO THAT FUTURE. HERE ARE SOME TO PAY ATTENTION TO:
- Wide Blackstone semi precious bracelet. Gorgeous!
More Compelling Emotionally
“Now that I am a Mom, flats are my new best friends. I love what is easy but still stylish.” –Kourtney Kardashian of Keeping Up with the Kardashians TV Show.
“In the next few years, the challenge will be how we can make browsing and buying more compelling emotionally. We want to make m-commerce (mobile commerce) more fun than shopping in real life.” — Shan Lyn Ma, Gilt Groupe, manufacturer of mobile apps for such electronic devices as iPhone, iPad, etc.
“L.A. is really the heart of the denim industry. Here you kind of live in the denim world.” – Rossella Giuliani, creative director for various collections, GAP.
“I look at someone who can first buy my shoes and my jewelry, then hopefully buy our condominiums. You know, I like that. I like trying to create that loyalty to our brand.” – Ivanka Trump.
“Accessories are the most fun you can have with your clothes on.” — Amy Gross, Editor in Chief, O, Oprah Magazine.
BRANDS. LOYALTY. NEW CHALLENGES. ALL ARE IMPORTANT IN TODAY’S FRAGILE RETAIL WORLD. PERHAPS THE MOST SIGNIFICANT IS VALUE FOR THE DOLLAR. KEEP THAT IN MIND WITH THESE GREAT PRODUCTS:
- Gemstone fashion jewelry with high fashion looks.